Vancouver Business owner, John Edwards' Book, "Despite Me; Discover a Proven Pathway to a Life of Passion and Purpose," Nominated for Global Award

Edwards is up against hundreds of authors worldwide for the prestigious 2021 Author Elite Award
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John Edwards, Author, Speaker, and Coach
John Edwards, Author, Speaker, and Coach
VANCOUVER, Wash. - July 27, 2021 - PRLog -- In a highly competitive genre, "DESPITE ME," written by VANCOUVER resident, JOHN EDWARDS, has been nominated for a 2021 Author Elite Award, an honor bestowed for literary merit and publishing excellence in the writing and publishing industry.

EDWARDS' book is up for an award in the SELF-HELP category, which guides the reader through the life of its character, Jake, and how he overcame his self-limiting beliefs, skewed world-views, scarcity and victim unconscious programming, and feelings of unworthiness.

"Hundreds of books from authors throughout the world are up for an Author Elite Award," said Kary Oberbrunner, founder of Author Elite and the Author Elite Awards. "Our goal is to help further connect this global community of authors, maintain excellence and integrity of the book publishing industry, and raise awareness that the stories being told and the authors who write them are worth our attention."

Authors of all kinds—indie (self-published), traditional, or collaborative published—are considered for the award in one of sixteen categories. Entries are being reviewed and evaluated on popular vote, social contribution, and overall presentation (cover, content, flow, and originality) by the Elite's voting membership comprised of best-selling authors, literary agents, and industry leaders.

If interested in supporting Edwards and participating in the popular vote portion of the award evaluation, go to and click the "Vote for 2021" button. Once there, click through the listings to view the Self-Help category on page #11, then find and click on "Despite Me."

The top ten finalists in each category will be announced on August 24, 2021, and invited to present their book synopsis at an Author Elite Awards Red Carpet Session on October 23, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. Winners will be announced later that evening at the Author Elite Awards Ceremony and invited to give an acceptance speech. Winners will also receive:
  • The Elite Boon of Merit Award
  • Press release and media story presented to their hometown press by a professional PR firm.
  • Traditional media and social media press including features on select podcasts, shows, vlogs, blogs, and articles.
  • Lifetime "Your Pace" level access to 30 Days to a Bigger Stage Experience©, an online program helping authors get publicity for their book.
  • The opportunity of presenting their book synopsis on the Igniting Souls Conference main stage in front of a global audience.
  • And more!

About the Author Elite Awards

The Author Elite Awards is an award bestowed for literary merit and publishing excellence in the writing and publishing industry. It is presented annually by Author Elite, a premium service provider for authors, at the Author Elite Awards Ceremony. For more information on the awards, visit


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